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Soccer brainstorming: raindrops, dropping names

With the heavens dumping not just inches but feet of rain along the Eastern Seaboard this week, we honor soccer's hydro-powered players, clubs and nicknames:

Liverpool, Blackpool, Paul Mariner, Ghana's Kevin-Prince Boateng, Germany's Jerome Boateng, Hull City, Columbus Crew, Crewe Alexandra, Harrisburg City Islanders, Puerto Rico Islanders, Ocean City Nor'easters, Oceania Football Confederation, Real Salt Lake, Colorado Rapids, Boston Breakers, Swansea City, Port Vale, Portsmouth, Bath, Chilean defender Rodrigo Rain, Estonian goalkeeper Rain Vessenberg, German club TSV Rain am Lech, Mexican forward Marcelo Aguas and Namibian club Blue Waters.

Somalia's national team (Ocean Stars), Lesotho's national team (Crocodiles), Maldives' national team (Red Snappers), Brazil's Alexandre Pato (Duck), Guatemala's Carlos "El Pescadito (Little Fish)" Ruiz, South Africa's Mark Fish, Cameroon's Abade Narcisse Fish, Brazilian club Santos (known as Peixe, or Fish) and Icelandic club Stjarnan's famous fish celebration.

Wales, Southern California Seahorses, Hampton Roads Piranhas, Brazilian club Vasco da Gama (the Bacalhau, or Cod), Mexican club Tampico (Jaibos, or Crabs), Mexican club Veracruz (Tiburones, or Sharks) and Pittsburgh Riverhounds.

River Plate, Brazilian club Rio Branco, Portuguese club Rio Ave, Cuban club Pinar del Rio, Rio Tinto Stadium and, finally, English defender Rio Ferdinand.

Join the fun and add to the list in the comments section.....

By Steve Goff  | October 1, 2010; 6:00 AM ET
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Comments

Cristiano Ronaldo - A diver
DC United - A belly up fish

Posted by: Konoha7 | October 1, 2010 6:42 AM | Report abuse

MLS edition...

Current
Zak Boggs
Andrew Boyens
Danny Cruz
Andrew Dykstra
Mista
Drew Moor
Alex Nimo
A“mobi” Okugo

Alumni
Arnold Cruz
Manny Lagos
Pete Marino
Noah Palmer
Brian Quinn

Posted by: mercedeskk | October 1, 2010 7:12 AM | Report abuse

Seattle Sounders

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | October 1, 2010 7:30 AM | Report abuse

and Vancouver Whitecaps

and, what the heck, fischy.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | October 1, 2010 7:36 AM | Report abuse

Barra Brava; they drink like fish.

Posted by: 9Nine9 | October 1, 2010 7:43 AM | Report abuse

How can you forget 1990s Portugal DM:

Oceano da Cruz

Posted by: StanShmenge | October 1, 2010 8:09 AM | Report abuse

Barcelona

Posted by: MrCerniglia | October 1, 2010 8:10 AM | Report abuse

Tampa Bay Mutiny...sorry if it was already posted. I didn't see it.

Posted by: DC0071 | October 1, 2010 8:36 AM | Report abuse

Naval Academy Midshipmen/women

Posted by: Rand-al-Thor | October 1, 2010 8:50 AM | Report abuse

Defending NCAA champion Wahoos

Posted by: Reignking | October 1, 2010 9:05 AM | Report abuse

Necaxa from Aguascalientes, Mexico.

Posted by: Charisma_Man | October 1, 2010 9:09 AM | Report abuse

Danubio FC from Uruguay. Chino Recoba's current team. :-)

Posted by: Charisma_Man | October 1, 2010 9:13 AM | Report abuse

Must be a really slow news day!

Posted by: GeneWells | October 1, 2010 9:24 AM | Report abuse

Let's not forget the California Surf and the Vancouver Whitecaps from the old NASL!

Posted by: stwasm | October 1, 2010 9:24 AM | Report abuse

Oh, and the WPS' Boston Breakers.

Posted by: stwasm | October 1, 2010 9:26 AM | Report abuse

how did David Seaman not make this list?

Posted by: rademaar | October 1, 2010 9:33 AM | Report abuse

how bored are you people? probably about as bored as I am. keep em coming.

Posted by: torrey151 | October 1, 2010 9:39 AM | Report abuse

Pato's countryman Ganso (also means duck!)

Posted by: Godfather_of_Goals | October 1, 2010 9:40 AM | Report abuse

Must be a really slow news day!
Posted by: GeneWells
==========

Gene Wells.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | October 1, 2010 9:44 AM | Report abuse

Sorry if it's a repeat: River Platte

John O'Shea is from Waterford. Scary and sad that I know that.

Posted by: BlackandRedRedDevil | October 1, 2010 9:44 AM | Report abuse

Blanco is certainly a floppy fish.

Mariners in the A-League.

Isn't there a J-league team whose name means fish in Japanese?

Posted by: OWNTF | October 1, 2010 9:49 AM | Report abuse

Sepp Bladder

Posted by: BlacknRed5 | October 1, 2010 9:52 AM | Report abuse

"You're in" trouble for that, BlacknRed.

Posted by: Reignking | October 1, 2010 9:55 AM | Report abuse

Oh, and of course

Reignking

Posted by: Reignking | October 1, 2010 9:59 AM | Report abuse

Ganso is goose

Posted by: GeneWells | October 1, 2010 9:59 AM | Report abuse

Do Brazilian schoolchildren play pato, pato, ganso?

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | October 1, 2010 10:02 AM | Report abuse

Reignking +1

Posted by: BlacknRed5 | October 1, 2010 10:09 AM | Report abuse

"Wellington" Phoenix

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | October 1, 2010 10:16 AM | Report abuse

The Anacostia Waterfront stadium project?

Posted by: invncbl | October 1, 2010 10:16 AM | Report abuse

This brings up Jeff Agoos (they aren't booing his lack of pace, they are saying Gooooose! (I'm not so sure))

Posted by: GeneWells | October 1, 2010 10:17 AM | Report abuse

Sorry, can't get in the mood, 68 without a cloud in the sky where I am.


My weak attempt: Orlando Pirates.

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | October 1, 2010 10:24 AM | Report abuse

Juergen Klinsman who popularized the "diving" celebration with Spurs after scoring a goal.

Former German national teamer "Rain"er Bonhof (played with a bunch of sides and was a scout for many teams including...wait for it...wait for it....ChelSEA).

The old Hawaii Tsunami (formerly of the USL)

Norway's Tore Andre Flo at Siena

The Virginia Beach "Neptune Soccer Classic"

Posted by: JoeW1 | October 1, 2010 10:31 AM | Report abuse

Hartlepool, Torquay Utd, Porto Alegre, Boca Juniors

Posted by: Charisma_Man | October 1, 2010 10:39 AM | Report abuse

Wednesday night's Crew-Municipal match.

Posted by: benonthehill | October 1, 2010 11:05 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: Rand-al-Thor | October 1, 2010 11:18 AM | Report abuse

The Dallas Tornado!

Posted by: stwasm | October 1, 2010 11:28 AM | Report abuse

Dunav ("Danube") Ruse in the Bulgarian second division.

Posted by: sofiaboy | October 1, 2010 2:42 PM | Report abuse

Has anyone mentioned Mike Seamon of the Flounders?

Posted by: DadRyan | October 1, 2010 3:24 PM | Report abuse

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